Keep death off the roads
Related posts:No related photos. Keep death off the roadsOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Employers who fail to safeguard staff against road accidents while at workface legal actionBetween 800 and 1,000 deaths occur each year in road accidents linked towork, according to the Government’s Work-related Road Safety Task Group. The group, set up last year to advise ministers on how best to reduce thenumber of road incidents involving people at work, recommends that the HSE publishesclear guidance for employers on reducing incidents. This should cover the employer’s duty to manage employees’ safety while atwork on the road, as company car or van drivers, passengers, motor cyclists orat-work pedestrians. Police and other road safety bodies need to work more closely together, itadded. This could mean investigating whether accidents are caused by employerssetting unrealistic schedules or requiring drivers to drive while tired orwhile using mobile phones. Richard Dykes, the task group chairman, said that employers need to do moreto assess and take action to reduce risks. Where they fail to do so,appropriate action should be taken against them. “We want to change the current situation so that those driving onbusiness or working on or beside roads have the same health and safetyprotection as people working in fixed premises,” he said. Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser at the Royal Society for thePrevention of Accidents, welcomed the report. “Employers already managinghealth and safety well will have nothing to fear. Employers who choose toignore road safety will be on notice to change their ways or they could end upin court,” he said. TUC general secretary John Monks said the on-the-road death rate was nearlythree times the number of workers killed in the workplace. “Along with12,000 serious injuries and 70,000 slight injuries, this adds up to a cost of£3.7bn to society and £2.7bn to employers. As well as protecting workers,reducing this toll will benefit business.” Transport minister David Jamieson said the Government would consider thegroup’s recommendations. www.hse.gov.uk/road/content/traffic1.pdf Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
The human exploration of the Martian poles Part 1 – from early expeditions to a permanent station
The establishment of a permanent human scientific presence at the Martian poles requires the identification of a strategy for growth, from localized field parties to a permanent polar infrastructure. Using terrestrial polar stations as a template and experiences from the terrestrial High Arctic, four phases of Martian polar exploration are suggested. The first phase provides for six people to operate at the edge of the north polar cap for a Martian summer period (similar to350 sol), with excursions limited to the immediate area <5 km distant from the station. With intermediate phases, this limited access phase expands to a final fourth phase that allows for the presence of 6 over-winterers and 20 summer personnel at a permanent polar station. This station will provide opportunities for scientists to investigate the geology, chemistry and organic chemical/exobiological potential of the Martian polar caps. The station will ultimately provide the means for unsupported overland assaults on the Martian geographical poles to be accomplished. The equipment and logistics required to support field parties from a permanent Martian polar station are considered. Preliminary concepts are provided for techniques of station maintenance (Martian polar regions engineering) in the light of data on the extent of seasonal snow and ice deposition at the Martian poles. Energy requirements for these methods are estimated.
Constellation announces new financing for Atlantic Star
Atlantic Star is a midwater semi-submersible drilling rig which was acquired by the Company in 1997 Image: Constellation secures financing for Atlantic Star. (Credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures.) Constellation Oil Services Holding has reached a preliminary agreement for third-party financing in the amount of $35 million to fund capital expenditures for its Atlantic Star rig. The capital expenditures are related to Atlantic Star’s previously announced three-year contract with Petrobras S.A. The estimated contract value is approximately $199 million. The financing is expected to be secured by a priority-lien on the Atlantic Star rig and its related contract and insurance receivables as well as the equity interests in Star International Ltd., the rig owner.Atlantic Star is a midwater semi-submersible drilling rig which was acquired by the Company in 1997. An upgrade to Atlantic Star was completed in February 2011. The rig is capable of drilling at water depths of up to 2,000 feet and has a drilling depth capacity of up to 21,320 feet. Source: Company Press Release
== Brooklands winners ==Sugarcraft students at Brooklands College in Surrey triumphed at the UK’s culinary competition, Hospitality Salon Culinaire, taking two gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Lecturer Jane Hatton, who guided them on their wedding cake decorating work for the competition, said she was very proud of their achievements.== Cranks’ facelift ==Vegetarian brand Cranks has given its products a facelift to emphasise their healthy credentials. Its premium range, including sandwiches, bread, salads, prepared meals and pasta sauces now display a ’Real Feel Good Recipes’ strapline, using black and bright-coloured packaging. The products are sold in coffee shops and supermarkets.== Delonghi giveaway ==British Baker can announce that the four winners of the Delonghi toaster giveaway in association with Kingsmill are: Margaret Ann Flounders, Blackwater, Surrey; Mrs H S Turner, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex; M J Adams, Winchester, Hampshire; and Margaret Pullen, Kerry Food, Poole. They should be receiving their toasters shortly.== Isobel Copeman ==It is with regret that we announce the death of popular baking industry figure Isobel Copeman. Her husband John Copeman was grandson of the founder of British Baker and a former editor, secretary of the British Confectioners’ Association for 50 years and Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers. Her funeral is on Thursday 5 March at 11.45am at Randalls Park Crematorium in Leatherhead. Family flowers only. Please send donations for a new amputees’ garden at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton to funeral director FW Paine, 108, High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QJ.
Deadmau5 Spent $15K On “Rick And Morty” McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce To Give To Fans [Listen]
As Dedmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, explains in the new podcast, dubbed The Sauce, “I just kept bidding on that, and then ended up getting in touch with the guy personally about it. He said, ‘Well, I’ve been getting all these bids, and I think a lot of them are phony…’ I said, ‘Okay, I tell you what. You pull it down right now, and I’ll give you x-amount for it.’” The agreed-upon “x amount” wound up being roughly $15,000.In October of last year, Deadmau5 made good use of the hallowed Szechuan Sauce: He shared it with his fans during a performance in Toronto, giving about 1,000 fans some nuggets and a dip of the pricey condiment, however “shitty” it may be (as he says onstage in the clip below): The podcast also gives the McDonald’s perspective on the Szechuan phenomenon, as executives explain that they did not know who Deadmau5 was prior, or even that they had once made a Szechuan Sauce to begin with. Now, however, they are planning to re-introduce the sauce once again–promising more than enough stock for everyone to try a taste. Keep an eye out for it at your local Mickey D’s–It’ll surely be a shorter wait for the sauce than it will be for season 4…You can listen to The Sauce, the multi-episode investigative podcast about the insanity surrounding the Rick and Morty McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce, here in its entirety.[H/T – Billboard] In a new podcast sponsored by McDonald‘s, Canadian EDM superstar Deadmau5 explains how he came to procure a large jug of the infamous Rick and Morty promotional Szechuan Sauce for a hefty sum. Adult Swim cartoon sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty has been a veritable goldmine for advertisers and merchandisers since its creation. The show, which follows the multi-dimensional misadventures of unhinged genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson/reluctant sidekick, Morty Smith, dominated the coveted Male 18-34 demographic last year, thoroughly eclipsing competing prime-time network TV ratings. Rick and Morty memorabilia has also become a lucrative market, as the show’s rabid cult following has proven to go to great lengths to cop any merchandise pertaining to the show. Anything? Anything. Even chicken nugget dipping sauce.Rick and Morty fans’ insane voracious hunger for Rick and Morty swag was best summed up by last year’s McDonald‘s Szechuan Sauce scandal. In the show’s season 3 premiere, Rick plots to go back in time so he can once again taste the limited edition Szechuan Sauce that the fast food giant briefly produced as a 1998 promotion for Disney‘s Mulan. In response to the episode’s popularity and the sudden demand it created, McDonald’s announced they’d re-release a limited amount of the infamous dipping sauce. However, they underestimated just how many people wanted this sauce, and to what extent they were willing to go to get their hands on it.Fans lined up at McDonald’s locations nationwide hours before restaurant locations opened in an attempt to snag a packet. Supplies quickly ran out, prompting riotous responses from the gathered masses. By the end of that day, the special edition sauce packets were selling for hundreds of dollars online. In addition to individual packets, a 64-ounce jug of the McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce sold for tens of thousands of dollars on eBay. Shortly after the big sale made waves on the Internet, it came out that the buyer was…none other than famously cartoon-prone DJ/producer Deadmau5.
The Light in the Piazza’s Kelli O’Hara & Victoria Clark Reunite
Star Files View Comments The Bridges of Madison County Victoria Clark Show Closed This production ended its run on May 18, 2014 Related Shows Look who came to Madison County for a visit! Cinderella star Victoria Clark took a break from turning pumpkins into carriages to check in on a very special friend: The Bridges of Madison County star Kelli O’Hara! The pair, who played mother Margaret and daughter Clara in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway in 2005, reunited backstage at the Schoenfeld Theatre after a performance of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s new musical. O’Hara posted this gorgeous Hot Shot of the pair back together again on Twitter—do you see the resemblance? Catch O’Hara in Bridges and Clark in Cinderella on Broadway! Kelli O’Hara
Odds & Ends: Brits Eye Beautiful, Kinky & Dusty & More
A Child Explains Kinky Boots, Melts Our Hearts Speaking of Kinky Boots, the below video of a six-year-old explaining the show’s plot went viral this week. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to watch this and go all gooey inside. Happy Friday! Star Files Related Shows Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Comments Beautiful, Kinky and Dusty’s London News A veritable plethora of news out of the West End today. Broadway.com has confirmed that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is likely to be heading to London’s Aldwych Theatre next year, however although its Tony-winning leading lady Jessie Mueller previously revealed to us that she would “gladly hop over the Pond for a while” to reprise her role, according to the Daily Mail, a British actress will headline the tuner in the U.K instead. Meanwhile, the Mail also reports that Kinky Boots is eyeing the Palace Theatre and that a new musical of Dusty Springfield, Dusty, is in the works, helmed by Jonathan Church with a script by Sandi Toksvig. Another tuner based on the pop legend, Forever Dusty, closed off-Broadway last spring. Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Tony-winning Billy Elliot Star Kiril Kulish’s Grown-Up Role We don’t feel old or anything. An all grown up Kiril Kulish, who won a Tony for playing the titular role in Billy Elliot, will appear opposite Twilight’s Booboo Stewart in the movie Sonata. Variety reports that the indie music drama will be penned by Matt Nicholas and Nastassja Sanchez and directed by Brendan Foley. Kulish will play the rival to the yet to be cast female lead. Jessie Mueller
Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other to Transfer to B’way
View Comments Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, which played off-Broadway at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre last spring, is heading to Broadway. The show will begin performances in February and open in March 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Harmon previously penned the acclaimed Bad Jews for Roundabout.Directed by Trip Cullman, Significant Other explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of singledom in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.No official word yet on casting, but the off-Broadway company included Lindsay Mendez, Gideon Glick, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Carra Patterson and Luke Smith. Lindsay Mendez as Laura & Gideon Glick as Jordan Berman in ‘Significant Other’Joan Marcus
Traveling to visit family and friends during the holiday season doesn’t have to take time away from exercise, says a University of Georgia nutrition expert. “Visiting someone over the holiday doesn’t mean you have to sit at their house,” said Connie Crawley, a food, nutrition and health specialist with UGA Cooperative Extension. “Invite your company to exercise with you, or leave them behind and find your way around a new place.” Crawley offers 10 tips on how to stay active over the holidays.1. Get to the airport early enough to walk to your flight’s concourse. Or, walk the entire way from the security check area to the last concourse before you go to your gate. At the airport in Atlanta, that distance is about a mile or a brisk 15-minute one-way walk. Add a backpack and you are adding some strength training. 2. When traveling by car, take a break and walk for 10-15 minutes at least every 2 hours. Many cities have parks. Check online for state parks along your route. A short walk can improve circulation, stiff muscles and joints, alertness and mood.3. If you belong to a YMCA or other fitness center, check for reciprocal agreements or day passes that can be obtained at fitness centers in your destination city. 4. If you stay at a hotel, look into the fitness center and be sure to pack your workout clothes and shoes. Some places may also have an agreement for using an off-site fitness center nearby. Also check for walking trails and other locations where you can add some variety to your workout. 5. If you are visiting friends or relatives, plan group activities. Take a bike ride on a greenway, a walk to see holiday decorations, enjoy a friendly game of touch football, golf or basketball or even some badminton, ping pong or bowling. In northern states, sledding, skiing or ice skating may be options. 6. When shopping at a mall, park as far away from the store as possible. Then walk the entire mall before you go there. 7. If getting outside is hard, dance to music or march in front of the TV for 30 minutes. 8. Pack rubber tubing or stretch bands in your suitcase to use to keep muscles toned. 9. Download yoga or Pilate’s workouts off the Web to take along, or bring an instruction book or DVD. 10. Buy fitness equipment, books or apparel as holiday gifts that others will be able to use not only during your visit, but also all year long.